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Emotional Diego Simeone's joy over son Gio's goals against Juve

The Atletico Madrid coach was unable to hide his joy as his son Gio scored a brace in Genoa's 3-1 win over Italian giants Juventus on Sunday.

Genoa's forward Giovanni Simeone celebrates at the end of the Italian Serie A football match Genoa Vs Juventus on November 27, 2016 at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Diego Simeone has shown his pure joy over his son’s standout performance for Italian side Genoa on the weekend.

Gio Simeone scored a brace for the Serie A side in their unexpected 3-1 home win over Juventus on Sunday, spurring dad Diego to express his pride on social media.


“Emotional”, tweeted the Atletico Madrid coach after the game, accompanied by an image of himself scoring against Juventus during his playing days at Lazio. Below that appeared a photo of Gio’s celebration against La Vecchia Signora, striking an uncannily similar pose to his father.

Despite the loss, Juventus continue to lead Serie A with 33 points, four ahead of Roma, while Genoa move to 9th with 19 points.


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